Hyundai HDC-6 Hydrogen Tractor and Trailer Walkaround
South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Showcases Neptune HDC-6 Electric Tractor Concept Powered by Hydrogen Fuel.
The 18-wheel vehicle has a sleek exterior design and a spacious interior. Company has not yet announced information about its power, range and other main technical characteristics. So far, we only know that the refrigerated trailer is made of lightweight materials and is designed for a maximum total load of 36.3 tons..
The truck is fueled with hydrogen, and the fuel cell uses it to generate electricity for electric motors. The byproduct is water, which is discharged from special outlets.
Engineers also claim that the refrigeration unit is virtually silent..
Hyundai has been in the large commercial vehicle market for a long time. The company currently sells vans, buses and tractors in 130 countries around the world, and recently entered into agreements for the supply of 1,600 fuel cell trucks to Switzerland until 2023.
In addition to automobiles, the South Korean company has also begun developing hydrogen fuel cell vessels..
text: Ilya Bauer photo: Hyundai